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Reviewing Core Instruction: Math

  • March 15, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Last week’s blog discussed the importance of core reading instruction. This one will do the same for math. Effective reading instruction has received a great deal of attention from educators in recent decades. More recently, effective…

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Reviewing Core Instruction: Reading

  • March 8, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Public schools are responsible for providing effective education for all students. In order to do this, teachers must consider individual students’ learning needs while also providing daily whole class instruction. In order to balance the needs…

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Problem Identification

  • January 18, 2018

By: Jessie Kember, Ph.D., NCSP Educators can use problem identification to seek solutions to resolve problems in the school environment that occur at the district, school, class, and individual level. Problem identification is part of the scientific method, as it…

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Reviewing Problem Solving

  • January 12, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP Problem solving is a cornerstone of the FastBridge Learning® system and the FAST™ assessments. This model dates from work by Dr. Stan Deno of the University of Minnesota. Deno and colleagues pioneered efforts to develop…

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Beyond Winter Screening

  • January 4, 2018

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As students and teachers return to school after the holiday break, there is an opportunity to review each student’s progress toward year-end learning goals and determine if adjustments are needed. As noted, in a prior…

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Planning for Winter Screening

  • November 30, 2017

By: Holly Windram, PhD As we approach the middle of the school year, tier 2 and tier 3 intervention delivery and progress monitoring are in place with at least 1-2 data review meetings having occurred. It’s not too soon to…

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Online Training and Certification

  • August 28, 2017

By: Nicole M. McKevett, MA, NCSP As you gear up for the new school year, (or have already started!), remember that FastBridge has online training and certification modules included in the FastBridge website. These modules are designed to help you…

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Try Something New

  • July 27, 2017

By: Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP As the new school year approaches, teachers are preparing to return to classrooms and students are enjoying the last days of summer. Each school year brings the opportunity to learn new things, for students and teachers…

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Key FastBridge Tools for School Leaders

  • June 20, 2017

By: Barbara Scierka, Ph.D., Math Service Coordinator and Wendy Stuttgen, Ed.S., Literacy Service Coordinator at St. Criox River Education District In this era of data-driven instruction, school leaders are called upon to integrate many types of information about student performance.…

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